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Sprint For Sale - and will be for ages

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:27 pm

... and... the little rim around the rear valence should be black.

Picky? Us? :twisted:
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:54 pm

elansprint71 wrote:... and... the little rim around the rear valence should be black.

Picky? Us? :twisted:


Never :lol:

And .......is it correct to describe a car as "Concours" if it hasn't been judged and won a competition? :twisted:
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:48 pm

elansprint71 wrote:... and... the little rim around the rear valence should be black.

Picky? Us? :twisted:


Hang on Pete, remember this post? elan-f14/bit-lip-t17272.html

The lip/rim/flange was never pained black by the factory - white or body colour for mono colour option Sprints.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:10 pm

My Sprint was originally restored on parts sold to me by Peter Day (he was my closest dealer) so does that make my car a Peter Day restoration? :D
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:17 pm

trw99 wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:... and... the little rim around the rear valence should be black.

Picky? Us? :twisted:


Hang on Pete, remember this post? elan-f14/bit-lip-t17272.html

The lip/rim/flange was never pained black by the factory - white or body colour for mono colour option Sprints.

Tim


Oh yes it was. :twisted: :roll:
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PostPost by: RichardS » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Looks like it's just popped up on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-Sp ... 500wt_1156

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:45 pm

RichardS wrote:Looks like it's just popped up on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-Sp ... 500wt_1156

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Could be there for some time, if this one's anything to go by!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-Sp ... 3f0b6b28f9

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:05 pm

Wow, pretty nice car. Anyone recognize what radiator that is? TTR?

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:44 pm

Greg

That is Graffiti's car. He used to list on here and I guess if you do a search on his name you will get some idea of where he got the parts from.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:02 pm

trw99 wrote:Greg

That is Graffiti's car. He used to list on here and I guess if you do a search on his name you will get some idea of where he got the parts from.

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Or was it his brothers car?

elan-f14/missing-the-point-t15511.html

Interesting discussion about it then...worth a re-visit.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:21 pm

Maybe this is a different car from the looks of ardee's link. Graffiti (or his brother) decided to go the zetec route.

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PostPost by: S2Jay » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:09 am

Is it my imagination or does that Zetec car sit a bit tall? Especially over the rear wheels, it appears a bit "off-road-ish" to my eye. Did they say the rear suspension is adjustable? For height?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:08 am

Tim,
Thanks for re-directing me to this thread, it's a very interesting read.

I think that the consensus would be that if we all had the funds to do a cheque book restoration; it would have to be bespoke to our own specifications. Colour, state of engine tune, colour and type of chassis/subframe, original or walnut dash, vinyl or leather interior, the list is endless and infinitely variable.

Jonathan has done a nice job, it's nearer to my taste than most I suspect. Just needs an extra gear and 60BHP extra :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:52 pm

clug4 is a dealer with another identity.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:20 am

I just looked in on the car I started this thread with.

Yep, still there...8 months on

http://www.lesters.info/index.php?optio ... 4&Itemid=1

Might now accept less than the ?45k originally sought!

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